Designated Officer

TitleDesignated Officer
IntroductionThis workshop is based upon DCC Disciplinary & Capability & Managing Sickness Absence Policies & aims to build the knowledge, skills & confidence required to fulfil the role of Designated / Disciplining Officer.
Course aimsTo enable managers to complete the role of designated officer
Course objectivesManagers will be:

  • authorised to take action up to & including dismissal within the DCC Disciplinary, Capability & Managing Absence policies
  • clear about the informal & formal processes & their roles within them
  • informed of the underpinning legal principles
  • aware of & able to apply the principles of natural justice, fairness, consistency & reasonableness
Target group

Chief Officers, Deputy Chief Officers & Senior Officers named by the former, who will be required and have the delgated authority, to take action up to & including dismissal as part of their role.  This includes chairing Formal Absence Hearings.  Managers need to confirm with their HOS the requirement to undertake this training & role of Designated Officer.

In addition, managers from partner agencies with joint working arrangements & responsibility for managing DCC staff.

Methods / approachAll delegates will attend a half -day workshop.
DurationHalf day
Group size8-10 delegates
Booking a placePlease register for this course by using the online booking system.
Course feeCourses are funded for DCC participants.(excluding schools).
Cancellation fee

For Non-attendance on the day there will be a charge of £80.

For cancellations between 1-5 days prior to the start date there will be a charge of £60.

However, an alternative delegate could attend if appropriate for the course – please contact the Performance Development Admin team for clarification.